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Indian streaming app MX Player looking to expand internationally

When we write about music streaming in India, we tend to focus on the big, local audio services like Gaana, JioSaavn and Wynk Music; the international players like Spotify; and YouTube for video. We shouldn’t forget about...
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TikTok was downloaded 738m times in 2019 says Sensor Tower

App analytics research companies have been falling over one another to provide estimates for TikTok’s growth in 2019. The latest is Sensor Tower, which has published its summary of a big year for Bytedance’s social...
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Welsh-language music streaming app Apton seeks more funding

Earlier this month we wrote about a Welsh-language folk song recorded in 1983, Yma O Hyd, topping the iTunes chart in the UK after a campaign by Welsh-independent campaigners. Now we have some news about a streaming service...
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TikTok was the second most-downloaded mobile app of 2019

App analytics firm Sensor Tower has published its year-end report on the apps market in 2019. Among its conclusions: TikTok was the second most-downloaded app across Apple and Google’s app stores in 2019, behind only...
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Music discovery app Lüm adds virtual gifting feature

US startup Lüm launched a music discovery app in July 2019: the latest attempt at a smartphone app to help music fans find new artists to listen to. The company has since closed a $1.4m seed funding round, and says that...
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People spent $115bn using WeChat ‘mini programs’ in 2019

Tencent’s messaging app WeChat is already a huge moneymaker in terms of the way people in China use it to pay for all manner of goods and services. One of the keys to this are the ‘Mini Programs’ launched by developers...
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Sandbox Issue 243: The Last 10 Years and The Next 10 Years of Music Marketing

Welcome to the first Sandbox of 2020. Lead: It is now 10 years since we published the very first edition of Sandbox, so to start a new decade we speak to marketers from around the world about the tools and trends that shaped...
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Indian artist Sukhbir Singh invests in music startup Flutin

Music Ally last wrote about Indian startup Flutin in October 2019, when the music-discovery app announced that it had been downloaded more than 9.7m times, and had built an audience of 370,000 daily active users streaming...
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Bytedance’s Douyin app now has 400m daily active users in China

A day after app-analytics companies were speculating about TikTok’s revenues, its parent company Bytedance has published some official numbers for Douyin – its Chinese short-videos app. They’re big. Douyin now has...
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Bytedance tech could put anyone’s face into music videos

Given the current climate of suspicion around Chinese technology companies, stories about those firms that include the word ‘deepfake’ are bound to get attention. Witness this report from TechCrunch: “TikTok  parent...
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App analytics firms claim TikTok’s revenue is rocketing

There’s a mini-industry of research firms who spend their time burrowing into app analytics to estimate downloads, revenue and other metrics for the apps and publishers on Google and Apple’s app stores. App Annie, SensorTower...
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Richie Hawtin’s ‘Closer’ app offers new spin on concert videos

Artist Richie Hawtin has a longstanding interest in new technologies, both for DJing and performing music, and for the experience of listening to it. His latest experiment is an app called Closer, which offers a new spin...